Denmark 2008 – Ribe

Our last port of call was Ribe, a beautiful town on close to the German border back in Jutland.

Ribe has many calims to fame – but the most imporant for me, was that it houses a Bo Bendixen shop!
I was so excited about getting to the shop, I left my camera in the car!
I hope these shots give you an idea of the place.
With it’s beautiful old doors…
…from many periods.
I DO have a thing about door furniture.
So if you ever get the chance, do go to Denmark, it’s a very interesting and welcoming country.
With excellent cakes (my parents’ wedding cake was like this, only bigger)! 

Turkey 2008 – Hagia Sophia Details

Here are some little details from around the Hagia Sophia which caught my eye. Here is a view from behind one of the round inscription screens…

…and a light fitting waiting to be put back in place.

The stone work is amazing, there was a little row of crosses…

…this lovely jar (isn’t Arabic script beautiful?)….

…intricate tracery at the top of columns…

…this little fish…

…a basket of fruit…

…and some vine leaves.

I always keep my eyes peeled for interesting door furniture – like these lovely flowers…

…beautiful wrought handles…

…and this amazing door which took my breath away.